PowerCell Sweden has received an additional order from a company aiming to develop fuel cell powered vehicles for the Chinese market.
Wuhan Tiger Fuel Cell Vehicle Company will launch a bus and eventually a distribution truck partly powered by PowerCell’s fuel cells.
Wuhan Tiger’s fuel cell bus was approved for production by the Chinese authorities last year.
The Chinese firm previously placed a large order with PowerCell for fuel cell stacks and fuel cell systems in March 2017.
The company has now ordered an additional four fuel cell stacks to be delivered in the third quarter.
In its latest five-year plan, the Chinese Government has depicted the fuel cell technology as a promising alternative for phasing out fossil fuels and thereby reducing the emissions of carbon dioxide and hazardous substances like particles and nitrogen.
The Chinese authorities have introduced big subsidies for vehicles with fuel cells while at the same time ending the previous subsidy program for battery vehicles.
“The Chinese authorities have realised that an electrification of the road traffic using only battery powered vehicles will not be enough to decrease the emissions of carbon dioxide and hazardous substances,” said Per Wassén, CEO of PowerCell.
“Wuhan Tiger is one of several Chinese manufacturers that have started launching extensive tests of fuel cell vehicles.”